Ford's newest crate motor is the GT500's Predator V8
Crate motors are the craze these days. Almost every automaker has one to offer. Ford is one of those, having a wide selection of engines to choose from. Recently, the Blue Oval listed a new crate engine under the Ford Performance website, and it could be their most powerful one yet. It's the supercharged 5.2-liter Predator V8 that currently powers the Shelby Mustang GT500.
Interestingly enough, Ford calls it a “replacement engine” rather than an outright crate motor. According to the automaker, installing it elsewhere could violate emissions laws. Still, we won't be surprised if the Predator V8 finds its way into a different vehicle.
The crate engine is assigned the M-6007-M52SC part number, and it can be directly ordered from Ford. Those that order one can expect to find a complete V8 motor, including the Eaton TVS Supercharger, 92mm throttle body, the supercharger, and alternator belts, exhaust manifold, and water pump. It's very much a turn-key motor, ready to be dropped into any vehicle of choice.
However, the crate motor doesn't come with a control pack and other electronics parts. That means customers will have to order an aftermarket ECU to get the engine running. Ford also offers a control pack that includes a powertrain control module, an armada of sensors, and the wiring harnesses separately.
Like the one in the GT500, the crate engine produces 760 horsepower and 847 Nm of torque. It's enough to make the pony car accelerate like a supercar, and we can only imagine what it can do in a different chassis. Best of all, it comes with a warranty from Ford too – 2 years or 24,000 miles (38,624 kilometers).
There is a downside to the GT500 crate motor – the price. It retails for USD 25,995 or roughly PHP 1,300,000 million, which is essentially a brand new vehicle already. Mind you that price doesn't include the shipping yet.